School administrators, teachers and parents want to proactively manage student workload and stress across academic and extracurricular activities, yet they lack the tools that can provide them the visibility and insight to do so effectively. Rjenda helps address this need with the introduction of the Activity SPREAD Analysis so schools administrators, faculty, department heads can better manage the spread of tests, assessments and key projects across their academic year.
Research and student surveys conducted by schools have found that:
- Students feel increased level of stress due to workload peaks caused by various kinds of assessments or tests
- Assessment “traffic jams” are the key cause of such stress
Assessment “traffic jams”, as the term indicates, is caused when students get a lot of their assessments, quizzes, projects, etc. all around the same time in a school year. Often times it is difficult for teachers to coordinate their assessments with other faculty members, so students see increased workload and hence stress.
With the “activity spread analysis”, school administrators, department heads and teachers can see the “spread” of assessments across the school year. They can better manage when assessments are given and for which subject. This analytic helps department heads to see how their department is doing by way of assessments; which teachers are giving tests and how often.
The Activity Spread Analysis is complementary with LOAD analysis (We have written about this in an earlier blog) which provides visibility and insight into assessments and workload for every student.
Early users at schools are very excited about using the “activity spread analysis”, enabling insight and positive impact on student workload with less effort by teachers and administrators. By tracking assessments, they can identify overload and more easily balance a study schedule.
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The Rjenda Team